Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL 2020 - vs - Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
41,445
Updated: 
13 Oct 2019
$
32,845
Updated: 
29 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep black pearl
#000000
Platinum Gray Metallic
#686C6F
Tourmaline blue metallic
#063956
Aurora Red metallic
#D60118
Pure Gray
#9B9B9B
Pyrite Silver metallic
#9E9E98
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Carbide Gray Metallic
#505666
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Ice Silver Metallic
#B7B8C5
Lapis Blue Pearl
#294989
Tungsten Metallic
#BAB690
Twilight Blue Metallic
#566B99
Venetian Red Pearl
#8D1111
Wilderness Green Metallic
#97A497
Cinnamon Brown Pearl
#3F2927
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2B4566
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#505666

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Atlas Cross Sport is a stylish mid-size two-row SUV, but it's too similar to its three-row namesake to stand out from the crowd.

Pros
Spunky styling,
tons of available features,
roomy interior.

Cons
Ho-hum driving dynamics,
truncated cargo space,
shorter powertrain warranty than main rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.All-new two-row midsize SUV based on the popular three-row Atlas.Introduces the first generation of the Atlas Cross Sport.

Pros
Spacious interior with straightforward cabin design
Good combination of athletic handling and everyday comfort
Stylish exterior design

Cons
Not very quick to accelerate, even with the optional V6
Lower fuel economy than some competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Subaru Outback makes a sensible crossover SUV alternative.

Pros
Like a crossover SUV, but better
No shortage of safety gear
Spacious, refined interior
Rides and handles well
Better off-road than many SUVs

Cons
6-cylinder engine guzzles fuel…
… but 4-cylinder can feel pokey
Starting to show its age here and there
Touring needs roof rack cross bars

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Subaru Outback ranked #3 in Wagons. Currently the Subaru Outback has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 42 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Roomy seats and great visibility
Class-leading amount of cargo space
Impressive set of standard tech and safety features

Cons
Acceleration is slow with the base engine
Throttle for base engine is overly sensitive at times

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Subaru Outback is both wagon and SUV. It has the profile of a wagon, yet its traction-enhancing all-wheel-drive system and extra ground clearance make it more capable off-road than most other SUVs. Like other modern Subarus, it's also packed with the latest safety features.Subaru's EyeSight driver assist suite is now standard on all Outbacks.Base 2.5i trim gets additional USB ports.

PROS
Spacious and comfortable cabin
Roof and cargo-loading heights are lower than those of most SUVs
Excellent visibility in all directions
Off-road ability is above average

CONS
Acceleration is lackluster, especially with four-cylinder engine
Sensitive gas pedal at low speeds
Modest handling capabilities

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 500rpm
175hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Electric power steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.50in
189.60in
Width: 
78.30in
72.40in
Height: 
67.70in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
108.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
Rear leg room: 
40.40in
38.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
77.80cu.ft
73.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
2700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
40.30cu.ft
35.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3686.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Heated

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
12 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
7-inch high-resolution touch screen
576 Watts Stereo Output
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0 In.
18 X 7.0-In
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Popular Package 2
Protection Package #1
Standard Model
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Accessory Towing Kit
Hood Deflector
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors W/Approach Light
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Wilderness Green Metallic
Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Wheel Arch Moldings
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards- Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards- Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Wilderness Green Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Interior Options: 
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink
Carpeted Mats
Luggage Net
Privacy Cover
Rear Seatback Protector
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
Footwell Illumination Kit
LED Upgrade- Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net
Sunshade
Cargo Net- Rear Seatback
All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Dark Beige, leatherette
#D9B382
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth, cloth
#29292B
Warm Ivory Cloth, cloth
#8C867E
Titanium Gray Leather, leather
#605E53